Nov 25, 2012 5:00pm PST
: meanwhile, in the wake of the atf debacle, the u.s. justice department sends in the fbi. there are two teams, a heavily armed tactical unit with armored personnel carriers, and negotiators, armed with a phone and their wits. >> i teach negotiators that the very first thing you have to have is self-control. >> reporter: gary nessler is the bureau's chief negotiator. when you got there, when you were briefed, what were you dealing with? >> i think in the context of the atf, where there clearly was anger, the freedom dominant emotion i was seeing or behavior was devastation. almost like walking zombies. >> reporter: nessner's team wants to understand koresh's personality. >> and this is something this whole nation's going to have to learn. whether they are going to learn by being sober and listening or whether they are going to learn the hard way. >> i believe everything he did, almost throughout the entirety of the ordeal, was ambivalence, was part of me wants to live, part of me wants to die. >> reporter: they looked for clues in this tv news report about koresh and branch davidians
Nov 22, 2012 11:00am PST
the sun had set, one of the most bizarre bank robberies in the annals of the fbi had been committed. a man described by his family as the salt of the earth was dead, and a mystery full of strange twists was about to unfold with this phone call to 911. >> 911. what's your emergency? >> yes. we've just been robbed. >> is anyone hurt? >> no. he just walked out the door. >> august 28, 2003. erie, pennsylvania. within minutes of robbing a bank, brian wells is surrounded by police, cross-legged on the ground and handcuffed. told police he was a pizza delivery man, and he delivered a pizza. the group he delivered it to captured him, he told police, put this bomb on his neck and told him to rob a bank. >> call my mom? >> he asks police to call his boss, then to save his life. 25 minutes tick by. then the device begins to beep. in an instant, the bank robber is dead. the death of brian wells in this parking lot that day turned out to be only the beginning of the most elaborate intricate and some say still unsolved bank robbery case the fbi has ever had. >> at the end of it all, our system wo
Nov 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >> that audiotape, like many others, was found later in the radio room of jonestown, recovered by the fbi. >> i will see you in the grave, many of you. >> by now jones was deep into drugs himself. an autopsy would show so much bar bituate abuse it should have killed him. church member verne gosney. >> i do know what a person sounds like when they are very impaired from either drugs or alcohol, and he was. at one point he actually needed help walking. >> the day before congressman ryan arrived, jones said this. >> i've been wanting to shoot someone like him in the ass so bad for so long, i'm not passing up this opportunity. i don't care whether i see christmas or thanksgiving, neither one. they don't either. >> when ryan entered jonestown that friday, leslie wilson was waiting for the first chance to run away. >> i remember going to the kitchen and grabbing a butcher knife and sticking it down the front of my pants. ♪ that's the way of the world >> jonestown put on a musical extravaganza that first night in this open-air pavilion. an nbc news camera team accompanied congressman ryan. you
Nov 10, 2012 8:00pm EST
an e-mail investigate by the fbi sparked by a complaint of harassing e-mails apparently sent by petraeus' auto biographer. >>> nearly two weeks after superstorm sandy, frustration boiling over. nearly 280,000 people across the region still without power. jersey governor chris christie expects things to be back to normal for most of the nj will new jersey tomorrow. those are rur heyour headlines. i'm don lemon. see you back here at 10:00. jers. those are your headlines. i'm don lemon. see you back here at 10:00. tomo. those are your headlines. i'm don lemon. see you back here at 10:00. p. >>> a 360 special report, a battlefield at home is a window into how some charities are cashing in by exploiting the plight of veterans and who wants to help them. the charity we talk about next does a great job running the charity and paying the people that run it. for the wounded warriors they claim to help, well, that's another question. here's drew griffin. >> reporter: help hospitalized veterans say it's all about raising the ma ral of our sick and wounded troops by passing out these kits.